Friday, March 5, 2010

Fellow Fathers Take Note: I Have Found Something Of Purest Fucking Genius

One of the drawbacks of Growing Up: you forget the purity of play, the sheer anarchy of expression that goes with childhood. To put it bluntly, grownups need rules.

Kids need 'em too, of course. That's why so many kid games end in screaming arguments with hurt feelings all round. But the difference is that BEFORE those arguments, the kids are having the most brilliantly expressive and creative gameplay you could want. Whereas the adults -- well, they usually don't wind up in screaming matches, no. But that's because of The Rules. And those same rules generally prevent all that amazingly fun gameplay.

Thus it is, my fellow parents, I offer you Brikwars. Unbalanced, loony, fucked-up table-top miniatures gaming rules using Lego bricks, or the equivalent. Plus any other bits of toy crap that happen to be lying around.

Seriously. This stuff is pure goddam genius. Dads of all ilk, I urge you right now to go to the website, locate the rules, and prepare for mayhem with your offspring. Even the rules themselves are hilarious -- as I write this, I'm flicking over to the website in question and reading, and I'm giggling like a loon at the concept of 'Stumble Dice'.

Oh man. I have absolutely GOT to get myself a really, really big bag of secondhand Lego stuff. The boys are totally not going to know what hit them...


  1. I'll give it a try, we've been playing with the_weapons lego using Brickquest ( until now but the brikwars rules look like providing more quick fun and madness.

    Though with the_weapon being such a starwars fan we may have to use Brikquest SW when they come out.

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  3. Sounds god dam a lego simplified version with destruction of squad leader, reading the rules. I fear however it WILL NOT allow me to buy leggo under the ever watchful gaze of the boss lady

  4. Ebay, dude. You should see my recent purchases list...

  5. Oh, and Mr Barnes -- I spotted Botty-boy when he first posted. But when I tried to remove his post, Blogger crapped out on me. It's been doing that a lot lately. I am unimpressed.

  6. "Don't waste time on stuff nobody cares about. Following the rules and winning are the two lowest priorities on your list. Getting some good laughs during the battle and having a good story to tell afterwards are your primary goals."

    Pure fkn gold - a manifesto for life really! Homer knew this.